Monday, February 2, 2009
CURLY TAIL PUG RESCUE
ew York, NY, January 26, 2009 – Curly Tail Pug Rescue (CTPR) has launched, with a mission to rescue healthy, abused, abandoned, homeless, unwanted, sick and/or injured Pugs. The rescued Pugs will be rehabilitated and placed into loving, permanent adoptive homes from NYC to Massachusetts, parts of NY, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Connecticut and Rhode Island. "We see Curly Tail as a special organization with a unique approach towards rescue, one with broad reaching goals that uses a multifaceted business plan to execute our rescue vision," said Drea Peters, Co-founder, CTPR. "Being a breed specific rescue allows us to get more involved in crucial areas including the regulation of puppy mills and additional animal rights opportunities."
CTPR will strive to educate the public about the Pug dog breed, including its personality, special needs and care, as well as the importance of domestic animal population control in general. The organization will provide for the short and long term needs of abandoned or surrendered pugs, offering veterinary care and a nurturing foster environment until they are permanently placed into a loving home. "CTPR's goals are grand and include a major education component to ensure we contribute to the awareness and eventual termination of irresponsible breeding, while our short term goals include rescuing as many needy pugs as possible!," said Kristin Balch, Co-founder, CTPR. "The two priorities paired over time will make for a successful rescue and more importantly, necessary permanent change."
CTPR was founded by Kristin Balch and Drea Peters. Kristin brings a deep instinctive compassion and great hands on experience to CTPR. Through her involvement with pug rescue specifically, she has fostered hundreds of dogs in her own home and expects that number to continually rise. Even as a dental hygienist, her work includes rescue discussions with interested patients.
Drea has been volunteering in animal rescue as a foster home and fund-raiser, for the last eight years. Drea comes to rescue with a strong background in business management and development. Combining her strong creative and business talents, she hopes to bring a fresh and innovative perspective to CTPR. Kristin resides in Boston with her pugs Xena, Hercules and Winston and Drea resides in Manhattan with her pugs Chloe Danae, Oliver Grant and Sophia, her paralyzed pug puppy who suffers from Spina Bifida.
Curly Tail Pug Rescue is incorporated and in the process of obtaining 501(c)(3) status. For more information, visit www.curlytailpugrescue.org.
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